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Luxury

Romantic Rhône and Seine

Barcelona to Paris
18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EURSCBP18
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Trip Highlights

Cocktails at the Pont du Gard

At the Pont du Gard aqueduct, a cocktail reception has been arranged, complete with live music by local musicians.

Decadent French Fare

Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon

Dine at Palais Bénédictine

Attend a Bénédictine cocktail show and dinner during a private visit to historic Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 16 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 12 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 45 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

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Barcelona to Paris

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be transferred to your hotel and later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Barcelona, Hotel El Palace

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Immerse yourself in the universe of Antoni Gaudí. Take a tour of the Casa Batlló before it is open to the public, which is renowned as one of Gaudí's masterpieces.


Today, enjoy a guided city tour including a visit to the Sagrada Família. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Experience the sensation of 19th-century rail travel as you board the historic Montserrat Classic Express 1890. Take a trip through the history of Catalonia, as you traverse up the mountain range to the peak, where the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat awaits.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to southern France and on to the medieval town of Perpignan. Continue to Arles and board your luxury river ship. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Tour the castle ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve to see wonderful birdlife, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.


Following your chosen experience in Arles, join a guided tour. You also have the option to explore at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, travel to the Pont du Gard. Enjoy a guided tour and a tasting of local produce and wine, followed by a cocktail reception. Take in views of the ancient Roman aqueduct as you are entertained by local musicians.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Pay a visit to the Palace of the Popes, which served as a fortress, church and residence to the Popes that once governed the Christian world. Alternatively, play a round of golf on a course with stunning views.


Get to know Avignon on your chosen activity today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Join a truffle farmer and their dogs to head out in search of the rare delicacy, then visit Grignan Castle. Alternatively, discover the Drôme region as you visit a renowned family-owned nougat factory to sample their creations, followed by a visit to the village of Garde-Adhémar, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Otherwise, enjoy an onboard French lesson.


Select from three included experiences in Viviers today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Hike up to Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardèche Steam Train, or enjoy a mouth-watering onboard chocolate demonstration.


From Tournon, set out on your chosen activity. Later, your ship will make its way to Vienne.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a famous restaurant founded by acclaimed French chef, the late Paul Bocuse.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit a local farm or join in a bike ride. Another option is a visit to Oingt and a local winery.


Today, there are a number of activities from which to choose, all showcasing the beauty of the Beaujolais region.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a tour of Lyon or perhaps embark on a culinary walk.


Explore Lyon with a wonderful selection of activities for you to choose from.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board a train to Paris, then on arrival, see the iconic Eiffel Tower and the imposing Arc de Triomphe. Later, board your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, be entertained by the incredible Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys of the extravagant Lido de Paris cabaret.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose from a culinary walking tour, discover charming Montmartre, or visit Versailles.


The beauty of Paris unfolds before you on your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens, or embark on a bike ride from Vernon to Monet's house.


Arrive in Giverny where you may select from two experiences.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an after-hours visit to Palais Bénédictine. On arrival, wander the museum and distillery, followed by a Bénédictine cocktail show. Afterwards, sit down to dinner in the Abbots Hall.


Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy's most charming port town.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps join a full day World War II excursion to Normandy, travel to the stunning Pays de Caux region and visit a traditional cider farm for a tour and tasting, or enjoy an onboard calvados and cheese tasting.


Arrive in the charming old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and set out on your preferred activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the site of the Battle of the Somme today. Otherwise join a walking tour through Rouen and see Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf.


After returning from the day’s activity, enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the ruins of Château Gaillard for views of the Seine River, before walking back down to your ship. Otherwise, take a leisurely excursion to Château de la Roche-Guyon, or partake in an onboard impressionist painting class.


Tailor your discovery today with a choice of excursions.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Full side view of Aria River ship exterior, cruising.
All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 14 nights aboard an all-inclusive Aria river ship

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Gourmet Dining on the Water

From degustation dinners to lunches in the sun, there's always something new to savour in one of many venues on board

A Barcelona City Stay

Begin your journey with an exciting three nights in Barcelona, staying at Le Meridian Barcelona on Las Ramblas

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